Peripheral Visions Publics, Power, and Performance in Yemen

ISBN-10: 0226877914

ISBN-13: 9780226877914

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lisa Wedeen
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Description: The government of Yemen, unified since 1990, remains largely incapable of controlling violence or providing goods and services to its population, but the regime continues to endure despite its fragility and peripheral location in the global political and economic order. Revealing what holds Yemen together in such tenuous circumstances,Peripheral Visionsshows how citizens form national attachments even in the absence of strong state institutions. Lisa Wedeen, who spent a year and a half in Yemen observing and interviewing its residents, argues that national solidarity in such weak states tends to arise not from attachments to institutions but through both extraordinary events and the ordinary activities of everyday life. Yemenis, for example, regularly gather to chew qat, a leafy drug similar to caffeine, as they engage in wide-ranging and sometimes influential public discussions of even the most divisive political and social issues. These lively debates exemplify Wedeen7;s contention that democratic, national, and pious solidarities work as ongoing, performative practices that enact and reproduce a citizenry7;s shared points of reference. Ultimately, her skillful evocations of such practices shift attention away from a narrow focus on government institutions and electoral competition and toward the substantive experience of participatory politics.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Imagining Unity
Seeing Like a Citizen, Acting Like a State
The Politics of Deliberation: Qat Chews as Public Spheres
Practicing Piety, Summoning Groups: Disorder as Control
Piety in Time: Contemporary Islamic Movements in National and Transnational Contexts
Conclusion Politics as Performative
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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